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Planned Walks

Details of each walk are published on this website about a month beforehand, sometimes earlier, or email hm.steele@ntlworld.com. Walks are £1 for members, otherwise £2.

Walks during the summer in 2020


In the light of the Covid-19 outbreak, it is with regret that the committee of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group has decided to cancel all walks for the time being, including those listed below. We will however reinstate them as and when circumstances permit. We thank all our members and guests for their understanding.

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May Thursday 7th

Clapham Bottoms is an enclosed basin on the Southern flanks of Ingleborough. It contains a wealth of archaeological features including a proven Anglo-Saxon farmstead, as well as prominent signatures of glacial meltwater flow. The walk will interpret the physical and human landscape in the basin and on the way up to it.


Approximately 7 kilometres of easy walking, including Nature Trail and Trowgill tracks. 200m of very gradual ascent.


Wear walking boots and clothing to suit conditions on the day. Bring a packed lunch and sufficient drink. Bring cash to pay small charge for Nature Trail.


Nearest toilets are in YDNP car park. Sorry, no dogs permitted.


The walk will be led by Dr David Johnson.

Click the image to download the walk poster as a PDF.

June Thursday 4th
Outgang – Dr Roger Martlew leads a walk around this multi-period landscape near Kilnsey, which he has been surveying with the aid of UWHG members, and will discuss the latest findings and their interpretation.

July Thursday 2nd
How to keep archaeological sites for the future - Linda Smith, YDNP Countryside Archaeological Adviser will guide a walk illustrating how the National Park works with farmers and landowners to preserve the historical environment in the Yorkshire Dales.

August Thursday 6th
Industrial Archaeology of Ilkley Moor – This walk, led by William Varley, will examine the remains of stone quarrying and lime burning on Ilkley Moor.

September Thursday 3rd
St Mary’s Church, Embsay with Eastby – Jane Lunnon will guide us round St. Mary’s churchyard to show us how we can look at gravestones as physical artefacts rather than only as memorial inscriptions for genealogy.